From his time as director of industrial development for two Kentucky governors to the most recent $185 million P3 projects for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Craig Turner remains hands-on to ensure that every aspect of each project is of the highest quality and to the client’s satisfaction.
During his time with the Commonwealth, Craig has helped to lead economic growth resulting in 22,000 new jobs and over $1.23 billion capital investment in Kentucky. Craig entered the private sector and began his career in 1986 doing build to suit leaseback projects. He founded CRM Companies in 1997 and has developed over 1 million square feet of Class A office space for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Bell South Mobility (AT&T), SmithKline Beecham and other notable companies.
His developments are diverse. He is experienced in retail for companies like Kroger and immersed in the hospitality industry as developer and owner of Marriott, Hilton and Choice Hotels. He has a vast amount of experience in industrial development with developments for Toyota/Johnson Controls, Coors Brewing and others.
Craig has served on the Board of the Lexington Center Corporation (Rupp Arena) as chair and finance chair, and spent 12 years serving on the Board of Eastern Kentucky University, most recently holding the position of chairman of the board. He also founded the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit organization in the Vail Valley that has raised millions of dollars to benefit local charities and children in the Vail Valley. Craig’s philosophy in business is at the core of all development projects—he believes that a company should focus on its strengths.